not go far

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not go far

To not last for very long; to not be adequate for what is needed. I think you should have brought more cash—$50 doesn't go far in this city! All the aunts, uncles, and cousins will be coming, so I think one pot of chili won't go far.
See also: far, go, not
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not go ˈfar


1 (of money) not be enough to buy a lot of things: $20 doesn’t go very far these days.
2 (of a supply of something) not be enough for what is needed: One loaf won’t go far among ten people.
See also: far, go, not
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Twenty dollars a week doesn't go far. Expenses had been greater than she had calculated.
'This is all very well, Mr Nickleby, and very proper, so far as it goes--so far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough.
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It appears that the opposition goes too far in its suggestions for reforms and the government doesn't go far enough- a balance needs to be achieved.
But Thorburn, a former Wales captain and tournament director of the 1999 World Cup, says the move doesn't go far enough.
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"Anti-democratic hypocrites" doesn't go far enough in describing the LibDems.
But women's groups insist the text doesn't go far enough.
The Spanish data protection authority said that Facebook's privacy policy contains "generic and unclear terms," and doesn't go far enough to collect the consent of its users.( ANI )
I read Korwin's articles with great interest, and one of his latest (Gun Rights, "A Dangerous Precedent," Sept/ Oct 2016) is a good article but it doesn't go far enough.
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